TCSO Detectives Nab Serial Ag Thieves

TCSO Detectives Nab Serial Ag Thieves
Photo: Pedro Coronado (l) and Alexis Avalos

Originally publsihed as a Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post – 

“On May 10, 2022, TCSO Ag Detectives spotted a white and red 1986 Ford Dually Pickup on the side of Highway 190 near Highway 65 in Porterville. Detectives recognized the pickup as matching one used by a suspect in multiple ongoing investigations ranging from Kern to Madera Counties.

One of the men inside the truck, 37-year-old Pedro Coronado of Lamont, is suspected of about a dozen equipment thefts in Tulare County and was arrested and booked on May 3rd for the theft of an excavator in Earlimart. The next day, Coronado posted bail and was released. Coronado also has pending criminal cases in Kern County for possession of stolen property.
The second suspect in the car, 22-year-old Alexis Avalos of Lamont, was found to have multiple active arrest warrants out of Kern County, one of which was for burglary.

As the investigation continued, Detectives found a forklift stuck in a nearby orchard that had been stolen in Terra Bella. A second forklift was also reported stolen from that location. The second forklift was later found in the area of Scranton and Highway 65, just south of Porterville. Evidence collected at both scenes linked Coronado and Avalos to the thefts. Additionally, items found on Coronado at the time of arrest indicated he had been involved in recent thefts in a neighboring county.

Both suspects were arrested for multiple counts, including grand theft of agricultural equipment and possession of stolen property. Coronado was also booked for committing a felony while out on bail.”



TCSO Detectives Nab Serial Ag Thieves was last modified: May 11th, 2022 by admin
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